The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

REVIEW: GUNMETAL BLUE – JASON ALLEN (JANE’S BOY PRESS)

  Because I did not die in the log cabin where I was born I shoulder the Green Mountains everywhere I go, breathing best when the leaves turn to flame. … Continue reading

September 14, 2015

REVIEW: HERE COMES THE NEW JOY – JOHN BARRIOS (UNIVERSITY OF HELL PRESS)

   I am hesitant to include quotes from the book in this review. Not that it is a bad book, completely the opposite actually. I had such fun reading the … Continue reading

June 11, 2015

REVIEW: OUR NUMBERED DAYS – NEIL HILBORN (BUTTON POETRY)

    To say I hate you would imply a world in which I kissed more than your stomach. Look, we’ve established that I’m a jerk, so let me say … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

REVIEW: When the Gardener Has Left – KIERAN COLLIER (EMERSON COLLEGE)

  “She told me that she bought the ring in San Francisco at an outdoor market. I like to imagine she was watching the Pacific hold the coast the same … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: STEVIE EDWARDS – HUMANLY (SMALL DOGGIES PRESS)

    If I string the night between two fence posts, one side heaven and one side hell, if I stand in the middle of the field with a bottle … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: KRISTINA MARIE DARLING – VOW

    We are made and unmade by those we love: expectant white backdrop against which shots are fired at a distance. In a world with a divorce rate north … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: LIZZIE LEE LENSON – THEATRE OF THE COW

From “Stadium” ….I am not diminished but rearranging how I see. In my head, I’m humming Foo Fighters’ “For All the Cows.” Both the song, and Lizzie Lee Lenson’s Theatre … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: MOLLY GAUDRY – WILD THING

from “Fairy Tale” She was just beginning to get her wings back when she hit a rock and crashed headfirst into the cement. Molly Gaudry’s Wild Thing is here to remind us … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: JOANNA PENN COOPER – WHAT IS A DOMICLE

  from “Crown” In this photograph, I am a girl child. My thoughts come out in my hands and my hair. If only I could realize it. Be just the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

REVIEW: EMILY BLUDWORTH de BARRIOS – EXTRAORDINARY POWER

  “An awful silence reigned throughout those subterraneous regions,” Just be yourself is not such good advice. In that it presumes the self is a defined entity which one wishes … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

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